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New Book Highlights the Making of Bowie’s “Hunky Dory”

NEW YORK - JUNE 05: Musician David Bowie speaks onstage while accepting the Webby Lifetime Achievement award at the 11th Annual Webby Awards at Chipriani Wall Street on June 5, 2007 in New York City.
Before Ziggy Stardust fell to Earth in 1972, David Bowie released Hunky Dory, which not only helped open the door to the rock and roll mainstream but yielded one of Bowie’s most-popular songs, “Changes.”

All of these facts and recollections can be found in Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol:  The Making of David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory,” the latest music book form New York Times Best-selling author Ken Sharp.

For sale only at the author’s website, the story of how Hunky Dory came to be is composed of various interviews from those who had a hand in making the album, including members of Bowie’s backing band who would later become “The Spiders from Mars,” as well as archival quotes from Bowie the late Mick Ronson.

The book is only $10, and from its reviews, it sounds like a steal and a must-have for Bowie fans.  For more information on the book, go to